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Sio House (Salt Museum)

Anping District/ Annan District
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Address: No.196 Gubao Street, Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan
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+886 6 391 1088
10:00 - 19:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 20:00

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Cute salt production place

Small salt production place, was used by Japanese Crown Prince as resting place in his travels to Tainan.

Reviewed 23 January 2016
Valeth A
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Small salt production place, was used by Japanese Crown Prince as resting place in his travels to Tainan.

Thank Valeth A
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

If you are exploring AnPing, then this is a cute place to visit. Location : If you are strolling along AnPing Old Street and think this is just around the corner ... you are wrong! You need to head north towards the AnPing Old Tree House and then walk for another 15mins. There is a sand pit near the carpark... More 

Thank MummyBlues
DFW area
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146 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I ranked this terrible because the museum is now closed due to lack of funds and interest. The Salt Mountain is still open but I would not advise a special trip and if you are driving by it can be adequately seen from the road.

Thank TexanDFWarea
Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Originally we came because of the old Japanese house built many years ago. There was a beautiful rickshaw nearby the entrance that attracted us for a couple of photos. In the first house we saw 366 different coloured salts, indicating everyday of a year (birthday of a person). There were many stamps of different styles in another house. We bought... More 

Thank Simon Y
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

"To let young generation know about the salt history of tainan" that's what my taiwanese friend told me when we went to this place. The prominent feature is the japanese house built around 1899 i think. Its called Sio house which means sunset house. Before you get inside, there's a sand place for kids to play. The house is small... More 

Thank Zoeish19
Houston, Texas
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

It is not a big place, so I didn't spend too much time at this place. However, I would recommend this site for people to go. This site basically has different types of salt that you could see, try, and buy. I think kids would enjoy this site as well. No fee was required to go into this site. I... More 

2 Thank cindyjan14
Singapore, Singapore
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Didn't plan to come here initially but I lost my way and chanced upon this place. Love the colourful salt! We spent quite an amount here on some souvenir with salt. Apparently different colour brings you blessing in different form. Eg. Pink for love, White for Monetary, Green for Business and so on.

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Anping District/ Annan District
Anping District is the area first developed in Taiwan. It is also the key to Taiwan’s involvement in the international community. The two famous historic monuments, Anping Fort (a.k.a. Fort Zeelandia) and Eternal Golden Castle leave behind them the traces of international trade made by various countries. Another historic monument that stands the test of time is Tree House, in which beautiful stories were created along with the running water in the canal in the course of history. The National Museum of Taiwan History in the form of green building stands in Annan District. Next to the coastal Cihcao Dajhong Temple is the amazingly gorgeous green tunnel formed by mangroves. Moving slowly in the river course on a pipe raft, you will be greeted by hermit crabs and mudskippers. The sunlight glitters in the woods. This will be like a tranquil journey in the no-man Amazon. What comes next is Luermen River estuary. People can enjoy the beautiful sunset in the Natural Defence of the Capital and also visit the one and only temple which has two barefooted door gods of foreign descent, guarding General Jheng Chengkong, making the trip to Tainan full of stories and mysteries.
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